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Lucy art residency

a new residency program for visual artists working With photography

 
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OPEN CALL

The Lucy Art Residency is happy to announce its third open call for the 2019 residency program and commission for visual artists working with photography.

It is free to apply and the program offers the opportunity for an artist based in Europe or the Mediterranean whose main practice is photography focused to spend two weeks in June 2019 in Kavala, Greece with transportation, accommodation and subsistence covered.

 
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What does the residency offer?                             .

The selected artist will be offered free accommodation in the five star Lucy Hotel in Kavala. In addition to that the artist's return trip from his/her country of residence is covered, as well as three meals a day at the hotel premises. Furthermore a per diem and an artist fee for the production of one artwork will be provided. Opportunities to meet with local art organisations and members of the community will be encouraged. During the Lucy Artist Residency Talks weekend, the artist will meet with Jurors in person and will have the time to discuss their praxis with them at length.

what is expected from the artist and the goal of the residency.

The goal of the program is to provide artists with free time. Time to think, to experiment, to finish that book that remains unread for months, to listen to music, to untangle complicated thoughts. It’s also an opportunity to interact, to communicate with the people and the city of Kavala. There is no requirement to produce during their stay and no final outcome is expected. The only exception a public talk in a cultural centre in the city that the artist will participate in. Furthermore the artist will be asked to produce one new artwork within six months after the end of their program, inspired by their time in Kavala that will become part of the archive of the residency, and be in public display freely accessible to all.

 

The Jury for 2019 is:

  Raphaëlle Stopin  a graduate from the Sorbonne Paris (history of art), is a French curator and writer. For the past sixteen years, she has been curator in charge of the photographic section for the  Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography  where she aims to promote emerging photographers and in the frame of which she has exhibited the works of historical figures and names of the new scene Appointed Director for the Centre photographique in Rouen, Normandy in 2015, she builds there an exhibition programme which pays tribute to singular photographic signatures, telling an artistically committed story of our world. She has previously served as guest curator at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, UltraLounge Selfridges, the FNAC Photo Galleries, the Experimental Section of the Photomonth, Krakow, Poland. She regularly takes part in juries, portfolio reviews and lectures. She was appointed art director of the 2018 HSBC Photography prize.

Raphaëlle Stopin a graduate from the Sorbonne Paris (history of art), is a French curator and writer. For the past sixteen years, she has been curator in charge of the photographic section for the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography where she aims to promote emerging photographers and in the frame of which she has exhibited the works of historical figures and names of the new scene Appointed Director for the Centre photographique in Rouen, Normandy in 2015, she builds there an exhibition programme which pays tribute to singular photographic signatures, telling an artistically committed story of our world. She has previously served as guest curator at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, UltraLounge Selfridges, the FNAC Photo Galleries, the Experimental Section of the Photomonth, Krakow, Poland. She regularly takes part in juries, portfolio reviews and lectures. She was appointed art director of the 2018 HSBC Photography prize.

  George Manginis  is academic director of the  Benaki Museum in Athens .He studied archaeology at the University of Athens and at SOAS / University of London, where he was awarded a PhD on the history of Mount Sinai. Since 2001 he has been teaching history of Byzantine art , Islamic art and Chinese art. He has participated in archaeological excavations in Greece, Cyprus and the Sinai. He has worked in the Hellenic Children’s Museum as collections manager and director of resource centre, in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia, London as archivist and curator, in the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina as exhibition text supervisor and in various United Kingdom museums as development consultant. In 2013 he was a Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University. He has published scholarly articles on Cypriot prehistory, Islamic art and architecture, Sinai studies, Chinese ceramics, and the Greek and Armenian diasporas. In 2016 he published two books: Mount Sinai: A History of Travellers and Pilgrims and China Rediscovered: The Benaki Museum Collection of Chinese Ceramics.

George Manginis is academic director of the Benaki Museum in Athens.He studied archaeology at the University of Athens and at SOAS / University of London, where he was awarded a PhD on the history of Mount Sinai. Since 2001 he has been teaching history of Byzantine art , Islamic art and Chinese art. He has participated in archaeological excavations in Greece, Cyprus and the Sinai. He has worked in the Hellenic Children’s Museum as collections manager and director of resource centre, in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia, London as archivist and curator, in the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina as exhibition text supervisor and in various United Kingdom museums as development consultant. In 2013 he was a Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University. He has published scholarly articles on Cypriot prehistory, Islamic art and architecture, Sinai studies, Chinese ceramics, and the Greek and Armenian diasporas. In 2016 he published two books: Mount Sinai: A History of Travellers and Pilgrims and China Rediscovered: The Benaki Museum Collection of Chinese Ceramics.

  Nadine Wietlisbach  is the director of  Fotomuseum Winterthur  since January 2018. She devises exhibitions, publications and other discursive formats in the fields of contemporary photography and art. From 2015 till 2017 she was the Director of Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne, following her post as a curator at the Nidwaldner Museum in Stans, where she was responsible for all contemporary art exhibitions and publications, as well as presentations of the museum’s collection from 2012 till 2015. In 2015, she won the Swiss Art Award 2015 (critique, publication, exhibition section) and was curator in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. She also founded the independent art space Sic! Raum für Kunst in Lucerne in 2007. Besides her interest in the diversity of photographic media, she is particularly interested in the rapidly expanding nature of photographic technology and its discourse.  Portrait : © Anne Morgenstern

Nadine Wietlisbach is the director of Fotomuseum Winterthur since January 2018. She devises exhibitions, publications and other discursive formats in the fields of contemporary photography and art. From 2015 till 2017 she was the Director of Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne, following her post as a curator at the Nidwaldner Museum in Stans, where she was responsible for all contemporary art exhibitions and publications, as well as presentations of the museum’s collection from 2012 till 2015. In 2015, she won the Swiss Art Award 2015 (critique, publication, exhibition section) and was curator in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. She also founded the independent art space Sic! Raum für Kunst in Lucerne in 2007. Besides her interest in the diversity of photographic media, she is particularly interested in the rapidly expanding nature of photographic technology and its discourse.

Portrait : © Anne Morgenstern

  Verena Kaspar-Eisert  has been curator at  KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser  since 2014. She studied art history in Vienna with a focus on contemporary fine arts andphotography. Her professional career began at Galerie Knoll and Galerie Krinzinger and she freelanced in numerous exhibition projects from 2003. 2005 to 2011 she was exhibition manager and curator at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich in Vienna. From 2011 to 2014 she was director of the Galerie OstLicht, in addition from 2012 to 2014 she was director of the Fotomuseum WestLicht, Vienna. She is an expert in portfolio reviews, lectures on photography and is a member of various juries.  Recent exhibitions include “Elina Brotherus. It´s Not Me, It´s A Photograph”, cur. together with Bettina Leidl, and „Oliver Ressler. How To Occupy A Shipwreck“,  Portrait : © Eva Kelety

Verena Kaspar-Eisert has been curator at KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser since 2014. She studied art history in Vienna with a focus on contemporary fine arts andphotography. Her professional career began at Galerie Knoll and Galerie Krinzinger and she freelanced in numerous exhibition projects from 2003. 2005 to 2011 she was exhibition manager and curator at Kunstraum
Niederoesterreich in Vienna. From 2011 to 2014 she was director of the Galerie OstLicht, in addition from 2012
to 2014 she was director of the Fotomuseum WestLicht, Vienna. She is an expert in portfolio reviews, lectures on photography and is a member of various juries.

Recent exhibitions include “Elina Brotherus. It´s Not Me, It´s A Photograph”, cur. together with Bettina Leidl, and „Oliver Ressler. How To Occupy A Shipwreck“,

Portrait : © Eva Kelety

  VOID  is a project fully dedicated to photography. Found in 2016, Void is an independent publisher, an alternative exhibition space in the heart of Athens. #Void is a non-profit organization, and its goal is to publish established and up-and-coming artists both from Greece and abroad, as well as invest funding on education projects in Greece. (  https://void.photo/  )  They co-run The aSynecdoche Kavala 1+1=3 Workshop together with artists Klara Källstrom and Thobias Fäldt for our 2018 program.  Recent publications include: Except the Clouds / Beyond the Mirror / Oscurana / MEAT / The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings / HUNGER .  VOID are Sylvia Sachini, João Linneu and Myrto Steirou .

VOID is a project fully dedicated to photography. Found in 2016, Void is an independent publisher, an alternative exhibition space in the heart of Athens. #Void is a non-profit organization, and its goal is to publish established and up-and-coming artists both from Greece and abroad, as well as invest funding on education projects in Greece. ( https://void.photo/ )

They co-run The aSynecdoche Kavala 1+1=3 Workshop together with artists Klara Källstrom and Thobias Fäldt for our 2018 program.

Recent publications include: Except the Clouds / Beyond the Mirror / Oscurana / MEAT / The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings / HUNGER .

VOID are Sylvia Sachini, João Linneu and Myrto Steirou .

  Nikolas Ventourakis  is an artist living and working between Athens and London and is the first  artistic director  of the Lucy Art Residency.  He is a non-voting member of the Jury . His practice situates in the threshold between art and document, in an attempt to interrogate the status of the photographic image. Ventourakis completed an MA in Fine Art (Photography) with Merit at Central Saint Martins School of Arts (2013) and is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2013). He was selected for Future Map (2013), Catlin Guide (2014) and Fresh Faced Wild Eyed (2014) in the Photographers Gallery as one of the top graduating artists in the UK. In 2015 he was a visiting artist at CalArts with a FULBRIGHT Artist Fellowship and a fellow in New Museum’s IdeasCity.. He was shortlisted for the MAC International and the Bar-Tur Award. Recently he has exhibited in FORMAT Festival, Derby; the NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, the Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists 18 and the parallel program of the Istanbul Biennale.

Nikolas Ventourakis is an artist living and working between Athens and London and is the first artistic director of the Lucy Art Residency. He is a non-voting member of the Jury. His practice situates in the threshold between art and document, in an attempt to interrogate the status of the photographic image. Ventourakis completed an MA in Fine Art (Photography) with Merit at Central Saint Martins School of Arts (2013) and is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2013). He was selected for Future Map (2013), Catlin Guide (2014) and Fresh Faced Wild Eyed (2014) in the Photographers Gallery as one of the top graduating artists in the UK. In 2015 he was a visiting artist at CalArts with a FULBRIGHT Artist Fellowship and a fellow in New Museum’s IdeasCity.. He was shortlisted for the MAC International and the Bar-Tur Award. Recently he has exhibited in FORMAT Festival, Derby; the NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, the Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists 18 and the parallel program of the Istanbul Biennale.

application

how to apply

Application to the Lucy Art Residency program is open to all visual artists working with the medium of photography irrespective of age or educational background.

All applicants can submit ONE PDF file to the email address

applications@lucyartresidency.com from 26/11/2018 until 13/02/2019 , 23.59 GMT. There will be no extensions to the deadline. It is preferable to apply as early as possible. This will allow for us to contact you in case there is any problem with your submission. NO corrections or updates will be allowed after the deadline.

The subject of the email should be SURNAME_NAME_2019 and the PDF should be titled SURNAME_NAME.pdf.

We do not accept any other file format nor do we accept multiple PDF files. Any applications that include more than ONE PDF file will be disqualified.

The PDF should include the following parts:

 

  1. Artist Statement

  2. 300 words maximum about why you are applying for this residency.

  3. Short CV and Bio (Maximum one page each).

  4. A portfolio section with a maximum length of 15 pages. There is no minimum or maximum number of images. Captions and short descriptions should be included.

  5. Links to videos/films if relevant to your application. Please do not attach videos. 

  6. The PDF must not exceed 10mb

  7. All texts should be in English

 

selection process

A longlist of artists will be selected by the team of Lucy Art Residency. The longlisted artists will be notified within two weeks from the applications deadline. All longlisted artists' portfolios will then be examined by the Jury which will independently select the winner of the residency for 2018.

During the selection process we will highlight the longlisted artists on our Instagram account @lucyartresidency.

 

FAQ

What is included in the residency.

The residency includes accommodation in a private room in the five star hotel Lucy, breakfast and two daily meals in the hotel's restaurant, economy flights to and from the country of residence and a per diem of 25 Euros for personal expenses. For the production of the artwork following the residency a 400 Euro Artist Fee will be paid and up to 400 Euro production budget provided.

Should I apply with a project?

Applying with a project is not a requirement. The concept of the residency is the offer and exploration of free time. Therefore the artist statement is a way to introduce oneself and their praxis to the Jurors and the letter of intend will explain why you would be very eager to have two weeks of free time and how this might help you with your praxis now. Of course if you would like to use the residency as an opportunity to continue a project or start a new one in Kavala we would never discourage you from doing so!

What is not included in the residency

Personal, health and equipment insurance must be arranged by the artist in advance. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers you in all kinds of emergency as the Residency is not able to provide comprehensive health coverage of any kind.

What disciplines are accepted in the residency?

Currently we accept applications from visual artists that use photography extensively in their practice.

Who can apply for the residency?

The residency is open to emerging visual artists resident in one of the following countries:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYROM, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK.

Please note that if the country of origin of the artist is not part of the EU/EEA then he or she will be responsible for securing the travel documents required to enter and stay in Greece during the period of the residency.

Why not from more countries?

it is only because of budgetary constrains. We are looking into ways of opening up our applications to residents of more countries in the future, but this is still not financially possible for us.

Which are the dates of the residency?

The selected artist can chose any continuous two week period between the 5th - 26th of June. Please note that the Lucy Art Residency Public Talks will take place on 15 of June 2019. The Jurors and other invited guests will be present from the 14th-16th of June.

Are applications from artistic duos accepted?

Applications from artistic duos are accepted. However, due to a limited budget we are unable to cover the transportation costs of the second artist. A private double room will be provided. The per diem amount and artist fee are not doubled.

How long do I have to produce the artwork?

Until the announcement of the next open call. Usually 5 months.

Is there a fee to apply?

No.

Will I meet with the jurors?

Yes! Every year we invite the jury members to come to Kavala and participate at the Lucy Art Residency Talks events. They also spend time with the artist discussing at length about her/his work. During the long weekend everyone involved in the program meets and have dinner together.

Who were the previous resident artists?

Follow the links at the bottom of this website.

Who were the previous jurors?

As above, follow the links at the bottom of this website.

I heard/read something about a workshop?

Last year we collaborated in producing a workshop with artists Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt together with VOID. It was titled “aSynecdoche Kavala 1+1=3”. You can find more information about it following the link at the bottom of this website. There will be a new workshop announced for 2019 in the near future. Application to the workshop will be separate from the residency open call.

With whom should I get in touch with if I have more questions?

Either fill in the form found at the bottom of this page or send us an email at info@lucyartresidency.com .

Lucy hotel

 
 

This avant garde and ultra-modern hotel opened on April 1st, 1976.  With its 217 rooms and the grand reception areas, it added an unprecedented impetus to the city’s tourism scene.

For more than two decades, the hotel was a point of reference for the tourism of the Kavala prefecture and the broader region. 

The 1990s left their mark on LUCY hotel: the war in Yugoslavia, which disconnected the road connection of Kavala to Central Europe, and the general decline of the prefecture with the transfer of the main development projects to the neighboring prefectures of Thrace. 

In 2006 the company’s management decided to launch a complete renovation project and upgrade the hotel to 5 stars. 

The goal was to transform Lucy hotel into a luxury, modern unit, that provides the easy comfort and functionality of modern 5 star hotels, at the same time retaining is older classical chic glamour.

At the end of the 2007 summer tourism season, the renovation works started and they were completed in spring of 2009. 

The central design concept for the new Lucy was to preserve the simple modernism which is characteristic for the avant-garde for its time building, and the 60s aesthetics, with strong interventions of modern structural applications.

 

 

 
 

Lucy hotel

Iakinthou
Kavala, 654 04 Greece

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